Shutdown delays TSA data-security efforts
Adam Mazmanian reports:
The Transportation Security Administration is looking to consolidate contracts and streamline technology in the system used to protect key elements of the air travel infrastructure from terrorist infiltration. But the ongoing shutdown is preventing TSA from moving ahead with a planned $230 million procurement.
TSA’s Technology Procurement Division was scheduled to host a Jan. 14 industry day with vendors to explain its requirements in a major contract consolidation. The effort aims to combine program management and support on three key credentialing systems that together include data on about 21 million individuals who either work in the transportation sector or are enrolled in TSA’s Precheck program that allows for fast access through airport security.
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